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Can pulmonary hypertension be improved by adopting a healthy diet

Can pulmonary hypertension be improved by adopting a healthy diet

Possibly : Healthy diet and lifestyle will help, but not likely to cure the disorder. Read: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/livingwith.html ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Can prevent cardiomyopathy by adopting a healthy diet?

Can prevent cardiomyopathy by adopting a healthy diet?

Depends: There are different types of cardiomyopathy. Some are caused by infections, and others are caused by ischemic (blood flow) insults to the heart, to name a few. Adopting a healthy diet can lower the risk of many types of heart disease, but some types of cardiomyopathy are not significantly impacted by your diet. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary hypertension be improved by exercising?

Can pulmonary hypertension be improved by exercising?

Not usually: It may help with the stamina, but it is unlikely to affect the disease process itself. ...Read more

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Is it clinically proven that arterial plaque deposits can be reversed by a combination of good diet, good excercise and relaxation excercises?

Is it clinically proven that arterial plaque deposits can be reversed by a combination of good diet, good excercise and relaxation excercises?

Yes, well proven!: What you are describing is the exciting pioneering research done by dean ornish md. Until these landmark studies it was not thought that lifestyle changes could have such a profound impact. See http://www.Pmri.Org/research.Html#highlights and http://www.Amazon.Com/ornishs-program-reversing-heart-disease/dp/0804110387 many insurers now cover programs based on his research. ...Read more

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Can heart blockages be successfully treated with meds, exercise and a heart-healthy diet?

Can heart blockages  be successfully treated with meds, exercise and a heart-healthy diet?

No: Once a blood vessel gets bstructed the reversal process it s almost impossible. There is a remodeling taking place in the vessel lumen that can lead to recanalization but not very often.. Usually the ischemic changes dont allow the remodelling process to take place in a timely fashion manner. But exercise and diet can prevent further blockages. ...Read more

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How can a well balanced diet be effective in preventing hypertension?

How can a well balanced diet be effective in preventing hypertension?

It depends: There are many causes of hypertension. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly will decrease your risk factors for developing chronic disease such as diabetes and heart disease which are often associated with high blood pressure. Hypertension can also be caused by stress. ...Read more

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Can I prevent high blood pressure by adopting a healthy diet?

Can I prevent high blood pressure by adopting a healthy diet?

Sometimes.: Some high blood pressure is inevitable; as we get older, arteries naturally stiffen some and this can increase BP and even a good diet can't always help. But a healthy diet can certainly delay high blood pressure in those who are suceptible and outright prevent it in many more. Those who are "salt sensitive" will especially benefit from a healthy diet, and weight loss make huge difference. ...Read more

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Can type 2 diabetes in children be reversible by diet and exercise?

Can type 2 diabetes in children be reversible by diet and exercise?

YES!!!: The best way to normalize the blood sugar is by losing about 5 to 10% of current weight, depending on how heavy the child is. Usually type 2 diabetes is related to resistance to insulin, not lack off Insulin like in type 1 diabetes. It would be ideal to combine a healthier lifestyle and eating habits to achieve this. Forget dieting because by definition, all diets end and weight is regained usuall. ...Read more

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Can congestive heart failure be corrected through diet and exercise as well as weight loss?

Can congestive heart failure be corrected through diet and exercise as well as weight loss?

Heart failure: Heart failure means that the heart is not pumping effectively enough to meet the body's needs. There are many reasons this happens, including heart attacks, valve problems, and heart muscle diseases. The treatment depends on the cause. Some kinds of HF are entirely reversible, and others are not but can be improved with the right meds, diet, and treatments. ...Read more

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Can you lower your chances of developing diabetes by maintaining an appropriate weight, eating a healthful diet, and being physically active?

Diabetes avoidance: The three elements you mentioned will help you to avoid manifestations and minimize the effects of the disease on your body if you have the genetics that make you a diabetic. You can have diabetes and extend out the time and the degree of the effect on your organs : heart, blood vessels, brain and kidneys. Do as you have written and you will do well. ...Read more

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What health education can be given to a 54 year old male patient with congestive cardiac failure, hypertension and obesity to ensure a long healthy l?

What health education can be given to a 54 year old male patient with congestive cardiac failure, hypertension and obesity  to ensure a long healthy l?

Cardiac Rehab: Some hospitals have cardiac rehabilitation departments like a gym but w/expert advice and supervision. Please see your doc to get a prescription to attend. If not available see doc for advice or for referral to a nutritionist or personal trainer. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does pre-diabetes means "start of diabetes" or a stage which can be "reversed permanently" with vigorous exercise and diet?

Does pre-diabetes means "start of diabetes" or a stage which can be "reversed permanently" with vigorous exercise and diet?

Reversible. Read on: Easy delicious recipes: https://www.kaushikmd.com/category/recipe/ Some basics: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ What is diabetes: https://www.kaushikmd.com/type-2-diabetes-what-is-it/ *This diet helps to revert allergies, fatigue and high cholesterol as well. Sugars start improving in 3-4 days. other symptoms take 4 weeks to improve. ...Read more

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Despite eating healthy and exercising regularly my heart health condition is worsening..what could be the problem..i have hypertension?

Despite eating healthy and exercising regularly my heart health condition is worsening..what could be the problem..i have hypertension?

Condition?: Exactly what iS your heart condition? Your BP should certainly be controlled. Your question cannot be answered without knowing what type of heart condition you have. ...Read more

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Can a clotting disorder be reversed by weight loss and exercise?

Can a clotting disorder be reversed by weight loss and exercise?

No: You may help control your risk of thrombosis by maintaining a good weight and staying active, but most clotting disorders are genetic and you can't cure yourself this way. I'm glad you're eager to make the effort. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can thyroid issues be caused by a sedentary lifestyle?

Can thyroid issues be caused by a sedentary lifestyle?

No: Thyroid disease is usually autoimmune disease. Sedentary life style causes decinditioning, weakness and weight gain but not thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Can borderline pulmonary hypertension be reversed with weight loss?

Can borderline pulmonary hypertension be reversed with weight loss?

Yes: Depends truly upon the cause of the ph and thee are many. But ifyou are obese and have obstructive sleep apnea too, this might be the reason. Losing weight, if obese is always a good idea for life. Do it. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more